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Report Roundup

Public vs. Private Study Compares Outcomes for Urban Students:
"Are Private High Schools Better Academically Than Public High Schools?" is available from the Center on Education Policy.

Teacher Bargaining:
“Fresh Ideas in Teacher Bargaining: How New Agreements Help Kids”Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is published the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights.

Teacher Satisfaction:
"Lessons Learned: New Teachers Talk About Their Jobs, Challenges, and Long-Range Plans" is available from Public Agenda.

Childhood Weight:
• An abstract of "Efficacy of Maintenance Treatment Approaches for Childhood Overweight" is posted by the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Los Angeles Tries Luring Back Dropouts Via Social Networks:
• Read more about Los Angeles' new campaign to curb dropout rates.


GAO Cites Abuses at Residential Programs for Teens:
"Residential Treatment Programs: Concerns Regarding Abuse and Death in Certain Programs for Troubled Youth" is published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.


Miami ‘Zone’ Gives Schools Intensive Help:
• Read an overview of Miami Dade's School Improvement Zone.

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